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Academic Coaching: RC Success


If you are participating in RC Success, you must complete the RC Success Contract. Please note: Students on Academic Warning are highly encouraged to participate in the RC Success Program.  If you decide not to participate in the RC Success Program, you must complete the RC Success Waiver Notification Form. Please contact Shannon McNeal a mcneal@roanoke.edu if you have any questions. 

Program Overview

The RC Success Program is a structured academic assistance program Directed by Shannon McNeal, M.S., Assistant Director of Academic Services for Retention & Academic Coaching, designed to address study habits and personal issues that can hinder one's academic progress. Its purpose is to assist students on academic warning in their efforts to return to good academic standing by the end of the current semester through:

  • Strategic advising
  • Progress monitoring
  • Academic success workshops
  • Required study hall (minimum of 5 hrs per week)
  • Academic Peer Mentoring 

Since 2007, RC Success has helped students on academic warning change the course of their academic future. In the Spring of 2019, 79% of the students who participated in RC Success were eligible to return to Roanoke College for the Fall 2018 school year. The RC Success way works!  Students who participate in the program will learn such things as:

  • Building concentration
  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Daily study routine
  • Academic responsibility
  • Academic confidence

Step by Step Process

The ‚ÄčRC Success Program

  1. If you are participating in RC Success, you must complete the RC Success Contract by Friday, December 18.
  2. Once we receive your RC Success Contract, you will be contacted by Shannon McNeal to review your schedule. 
  3. Participants must attend the RC Success Orientation via Zoom on Thursday, January 21, 2021.  
  4. If you are on Academic Warning and you decide to waive the program, you must complete the RC Success Waiver Notification Form. 

    Ms. Shannon McNeal, M.S. 
    Assistant Director of Academic Services
    for Retention & Academic Coaching
    Office Location:  The Center for Learning & Teaching, Fintel Library
    Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 8 AM - 4:30 PM 
    Phone:  540-375-2251
    Email:  mcneal@roanoke.edu

RC Success @ Roanoke College

Feedback from Former RC Success Participants:

"Amazing program!"

"This definitely helped me.  I was able to get away from distractions and it gave me a good place to do homework."

"The material [in workshops] was very interesting & I had a great Academic Peer Mentor."

"The academic mentoring I received was outstanding and very helpful.  I have never heard of another school that cares for their students as much as Roanoke College does and it is fantastic."

"I love the way my Academic Peer Mentor worked with me to help me in my classes.  She definitely cared about my studies and it showed!"

"I did not know how distracting phones were until they were taken away.  It was helpful to be in a quiet environment with little to no distraction to get my work done."